NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An off-duty police lieutenant and captain were arrested separately on drunken driving charges overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
A few minutes before midnight Wednesday night, NYPD Lt. Ronald Anderson, 49, was arrested at Richmond and Platinum avenues in the Heartland Village section of Staten Island, police said.READ MORE: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
Anderson was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test, police said.
Police did not provide further details. But the New York Daily News reported police came after Anderson allegedly struck into a 2011 Honda and a 2008 Jeep with his 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Anderson allegedly told officers he was driving home and fell asleep at the wheel, the newspaper reported.
Around 1:45 a.m. Thursday, NYPD Capt. Roberto Cruz, 38, was arrested at Jewel Avenue and the Grand Central Parkway, near Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, police said.READ MORE: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
Cruz was also charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test, police said.
The newspaper reported that Cruz was allegedly driving a 2014 Ford sedan and rear-ended a 2010 Jeep truck, prompting police to come to the scene.
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